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Flight Technique: Cobra with 1/2 Rolls

Nov 03, 2011 1 Comment

By John Glezellis If you follow full-scale aerobatics, there is another maneuver that goes by a similar name, but it is called the Pugachev Cobra. The Pugachev Cobra shows post-stall maneuvering as it displays an abrupt pitch change and a high angle of attack. The Pugachev Cobra is very similar to the common “3D” maneuver, [...]

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Sneak peek: Lanier RC Stinger II

Nov 03, 2011 1 Comment

By Michael York Having pioneered the concept of ARF’s in the 60’s, Lanier RC is still at it after all these years with the introduction of the Stinger II.  You know you’ve been in the hobby for a while when you can say “back when I flew the original”, and I was fortunate enough to [...]

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Precision Aerobatics Bandit- EXCLUSIVE REVIEW!

Oct 27, 2011 3 Comments

By Aaron Ham Let me start out first by saying this: If the designers at Precision Aerobatics decide to produce a full-scale Bandit, I would like to offer up my services as factory demo pilot. What a gorgeous-looking airplane it is! In my opinion, it is a cross between the MX Aircraft MXS-R and a [...]

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Gas Engine Basics

Oct 27, 2011 4 Comments

When you’re starting your gas engine, get into the habit of using the same procedure all the time so you can easily identify any problems that pop up. It’s important to always have a friend secure the airplane’s tail and make certain the prop bolts are tight. Switch the ignition circuit (kill switch) off, close [...]

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Proper servo setup techniques & programming tricks to fly like a pro

Oct 21, 2011 8 Comments

THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS. After installing your servos according the manufacturer’s directions, you might find that when the servo arm is placed on the spline, it isn’t at a perfect right angle to the servo casing. Or, after you’ve hooked up the various linkages, you discover there is too much or not enough [...]

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Master the Stall Turn Thrust-Line Setup

Oct 21, 2011 3 Comments

Before you attempt the stall turn, take a moment to ensure that the motor thrust is properly set on your aircraft. Sometimes, manufacturers build what is called “right thrust” into the aircraft’s motor box. When you view your model from above, the spinner and propeller should be on the fuselage’s centerline, but the propeller may [...]

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